Re: a stick
- Most wonderful Taoist insight, beautifully simple :)
--- In email@example.com, "Michael A. Read"
> Take a piece of wood, say about 1 inch in diameter and about 4 or5 feet in length - a stick.
> dig a hole and bury a foot or two of the stick - the stick becomes
> fasten a short blade at one end - the stick becomes a spearfishing pole
> tie a string to one end and attach a hook - the stick becomes a
> tie a string (somewhat shorter than the stick) to each end - thestick becomes a bow
> secure a wide flat blade to one end - the stick becomes a shovel
> used as an aid to walking - the stick becomes a cane
> pry something - the stick becomes a lever
> so very many things the stick can become
> curse the stick, it doesn't care
> praise the stick, it doesn't care
> it remains, a stick
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